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2006-03-17 -Short Attention Span Theater-
The Lottery Winner
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Posted by Dar 2006-03-17 15:53|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [418 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Interesting that it takes someone who came to this country to remind us that we have it very good here.
Posted by Cyber Sarge 2006-03-17 17:08||   2006-03-17 17:08|| Front Page Top

#2 This is pretty much what I tell my kids (and myself) every day. Look at the world. Now look at your own life. You won the life lottery.

Sometimes I wonder if I can opt out of that reincarnation thing, having no real complaints this time around.
Posted by SLO Jim 2006-03-17 18:14||   2006-03-17 18:14|| Front Page Top

#3 Did we win the lottery?

Or did we have parents, grandparents, greatgrandparents etc who made the hard decisions, took the hard track, who knew they weren't going to get the benefits then and now, but at least for their sacrifice, their posterity would be well positioned to reap the rewards?

It wasn't luck. It was an exercise in free will and making the better choice in what life has had to offer. Maybe the Chinese have it right in their respect of their ancestors.
Posted by Flerese Thrinese8665 2006-03-17 19:38||   2006-03-17 19:38|| Front Page Top

#4 Every single day I thank God that I was born an American.
Posted by djohn66 2006-03-17 20:22||   2006-03-17 20:22|| Front Page Top

#5 "When we see Old Glory flyin, there's a lotta men dead, so we can sleep in peace at night when we lay down our head."

Courtesy of the Red White and Blue
Toby Keith
Posted by Besoeker 2006-03-17 20:28||   2006-03-17 20:28|| Front Page Top

#6 Here's a good story that illustrates these points well.
Posted by xbalanke 2006-03-17 20:43||   2006-03-17 20:43|| Front Page Top

#7 I'm grateful every day that my ancestors got on those boats.
Posted by  Barbara Skolaut"> Barbara Skolaut  2006-03-17 22:05||]">[]  2006-03-17 22:05|| Front Page Top

#8 I am my own ancestor. ;-)
Posted by twobyfour 2006-03-17 23:48||   2006-03-17 23:48|| Front Page Top

#9 Welcome, twobyfour!
Posted by trailing wife 2006-03-17 23:55||   2006-03-17 23:55|| Front Page Top

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